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Old 07-26-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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Problems accessing Windows machine


I am using Windows now for my file server, and everything works almost how I wanted it to.

Now my question, my Linux machine cannot access the Windows server. I have tried making a mount folder under /media/servername and a folder under the home directory all with no avail. I have looked at the tutorials and still cannot get into my machine. Please note, my Linux machine has two network cards, one for the internet and one to access the server. I am a newbie and I just want a centralized place to access and put my files.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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Its a bit of a pain to mount a windows file system in windows. this is prob the easiest way. download windows services for unix 3.5 you only really need to install the nfs server parts. you will have to copy your passwd and group files from /etc . the whole think took me about 20 min the other night . good luck

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...u/default.mspx
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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ignore the stupidity of the first line i meant. "mount windows in linux"
 
Old 07-26-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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If you have smbfs support in your kernel [which you probably do], it should be viciously easy to mount a Windows file system in Linux. Seeing as you're using Debian, it's as easy as this:

apt-get install smbfs
modprobe smbfs
smbmount //windowsserver/share /media/servername -o username=windowsusername,password=windowspassword,uid=your_user_name,gid=your_group

Replace /media/servername to wherever you want to mount the files. windowsusername should be the username you need to access the files on Windows, windowspassword should be the password for that, your_user_name and your_group should both be set to your username.

If you have any problems with this, let me know.

Edit: sorry about the long line. The smbmount command and the line following it should all be on one line, though.
 
  


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